The River Crosses Rivers, presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre's Going to the River program, is a festival of new short plays by women playwrights of color, including Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and renowned playwright, actor and activist Ruby Dee.
TRUTH BE TOLD by Melody Cooper, directed by EST Member Petronia Paley
DIALECTIC by Kia Corthron, directed by Chuck Patterson
HOT METHUSELAH by J.e. Franklin, directed by Imani Douglas
JESSE by P.J. Gibson, directed by Lydia Fort
SLOPPY SECOND CHANCES by Mrinalini Kamath, directed by EST Director in Residence Kel Haney
SPIRIT SEX: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Desi Moreno-Penson, directed by Adam Immerwahr
About the Company: Ensemble Studio Theatre
The Ensemble Studio Theatre is a not-for-profit developmental theatre founded by Curt Dempster and a loose-knit group of fellow theater artists during a fertile period Off Broadway between 1968 and 1972. EST’s founders had two primary goals in creating the company: to nurture individual theatre artists and to develop new American plays.
EST nurtures individual artists through its free membership program, which offers lifetime membership in the company to diverse theater artists selected via a competitive application process. Demonstrated talent and keen interest in collaboration and contributing to EST’s community are the criteria for admission. The emphasis is on talent. EST currently lists more than 500 theatre artists on its membership roster. Collectively the group has won every major prize or award in theater, film and television, including Pulitzer Prizes, Oscars, Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Obie Awards and Susan Smith Blackburn Awards.
EST’s goal to develop new American plays has resulted in a record of achievement that rivals any theater in the U.S. in terms of quantity and quality of output, with a total of more than 6,000 plays developed and produced since 1972 featuring many of the finest playwrights, directors and performers working in the theater. Each year, EST produces over 150 projects, including readings and workshops of new works-in-progress and fully produced Mainstage productions, including many U.S. and world premieres.
Plays that originated at EST have been produced at more than 360 theatres across the United States. The company has been recognized with Village Voice Obie Awards, NY Outer Critic Circle Awards and numerous American Theater Wing Awards for excellence in theater.
9/12/09 at 7pm
9/13/09 at 3pm
9/14/09 at 7pm
9/18/09 at 7pm
9/19/09 at 7pm
9/23/09 at 7pm
9/24/09 at 7pm
9/27/09 at 3pm
Theater: Ensemble Studio Theatre
Address: 549 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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